Hunting season is now open

A day after he was elected speaker of the Pingdong County Assembly, Lin Qingdu 林清都 has been detained and questioned on suspicions that he bought votes in the speaker election.  Lin’s unsuccessful running mate, Wang Qimin 王啟敏, and several other members of the county assembly are also involved.   Lin is thought to have employed Zeng Yixiong 曾義雄, an ally in the county assembly,  to buy votes on his behalf at the rate of NT500,000 (USD 16,000) per vote.


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